Diane Griffiths MA BA (Hons) DipCouns DipIPST DipSup MBACP
I am an experienced and established Person Centred Counsellor, additionally qualified in Sex and Relationship therapy, and Psychotherapy with Ex-Boarders. I have been working with individuals since 1996 and with couples since 2011. I am passionate about helping people tap back into their own resources in order to solve problems and make changes. Perhaps you are feeling flat, low, worried, stressed or desperate. Maybe you are having difficulty in a relationship, or with your work, or perhaps you are unhappy about the quality or direction of your life.
You are free to discuss anything with me that concerns or worries you, whether it is an individual issue, relationship issue or family issue; whether your concern is depression, generalised anxiety, panic attacks, stress, or a work related issue; anger or anger management, bereavement, separation and divorce, trauma, childhood related issues, addiction, sexuality or sexual identity, or perhaps you have an interest in personal development. I am also interested in working with boarding school issues.
I work with individuals and couples on a long or short term basis. I support couples via couple counselling at any stage of their relationship to improve communication, negotiation and compromise, to develop intimacy, throughout separation and divorce, recovery from affairs and betrayals, sexual differences and difficulties. I work with couples to understand and resolve the impact of bereavement, trauma, childhood related issues, addiction, depression, work related stress, infertility, family related issues and cultural differences. I see couples of every sexual and gender orientation.
I have worked since 1996 primarily in independent practice, as well as having had some experience within the NHS and voluntary sector (bereavement, alcohol, and with survivors of sexual abuse and their families).
I offer clinical supervision to experienced and trainee counsellors on an individual basis and within group settings.
I offer a respectful, sensitive, honest and empathic approach.
Do please feel free to call me on 07732607818 if you have any questions or for an brief exploratory chat. If I do not pick up, leave a message with your name and a contact number. Let me know when its NOT ok to call back. Or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or via the site.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified in the the following:
Dip Integrative Psychosexual Therapy, 2011
Cert Person Centred Couple Counselling, 2009
Cert Psychosexual Health, 2007
Cert CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness, 2007
Dip Working with Addiction, 2002
Dip Working with Survivors of Abuse, 2001
Dip Person Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute, 2000
I am also qualified/trained in the following:
Dip Person Centred Supervision, 2008
Cert Person Centred Supervision, 2007
Cert Person Centred Supervision, 2004
Cert Advanced Person Centred Expressive Arts Therapy Group Facilitation, 2015
I am in the final year of an MSc in Contemporary Person Centred Psychotherapy and Applications at the Metanoia Institute, London/Middlesex University ...
... and part way through a training at Diploma level in Specialist Psychotherapy with Ex-Boarders
I hold a BA First Class (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in English Literature: Modern Literary Cultures
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£ 85 - individuals
£125 - couples
£70 - individuals
I have no concessions on the fee available at the moment.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice
As is a requirement of membership of the above association, I consult on a monthly basis and in absolute confidence with a counselling supervisor regarding my work in order to support and maintain best practice.
I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
For further information regarding the Person Centred Approach to counselling, see www.bapca.org.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English language only|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a Person Centred Supervisor.View supervision profile